Researchers Reveal Cause of Women's Gift of Gab

Scientists claim they have found the reasons women utter thousands more words a day than men.
2:36 | 02/21/13

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Now, let's talk about who talks more. I love that transition. We've been talking about it all morning long. Me and robin were not going to talk during the show to prove. But it didn't seem right. We're going to look at a brand-new study that seems why we are hard-wired to say thousands more words on men. I know. We sent nick watt to investigate. I'd like strawberries instead of raspberries. I'm going to share with you right now. Reporter: And then, there's clint. Clearly, women speak more than men. Reporter: Clearly? Clearly. Every hairdresser in the world can tell you that's probably true. Reporter: That's not misogynistic or mean. We took a random two minutes of "kelly & michael." Kelly uses 43% more words than michael. That guy is eloquent. One researcher claims 20,000 words a day on average for a woman. 7,000 for men. I do spend a lot of time my sister. Reporter: And in my line of work, I do meet some chatty kathies. She didn't come into the office and say, I'm going to lose this weight. She actually started doing it. I have one of those hollywood food delivery services. Reporter: Is it a date movie? It could be. It could be a date movie. Reporter: Now, they say it might be a protein. Foxp-2, which is essential for speech. Scientists at the university of maryland did exploratory research of rats. Based on what they saw, they say women may have more of that speech protein than men. We did our own scientific survey in santa monica. From the looks of it, they were talking a mile a minute. Downstairs. Okay. Reporter: Down the street at esquire -- we don't talk about feelings in the barbershop. Unless you feel like talking about sports. Reporter: Maybe we men should talk about emotions. Anyway, I wonder why men and women might not band this way. It's believed back when men had the big guns and they controlled everything much more than they do today, the only weapons women had were their wits and their words. Reporter: Interesting. Night, night, sweetheart. Night. Nick, I just realized you have to -- Reporter: "Good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. You all were talking throughout that whole piece.

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